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Old 06-27-2009, 06:58 PM   #21
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Default Re: How can an Ewok take out a Scout Trooper?

Ahhh, one of the many reasons why I threw up my hands and gave up trying to convert Star Wars (and many other settings) and instead filed off the serial numbers and did my own thing. Nobody can point at my elite shock troopers and say "But but in the movies..."

Still: the first part of the solution is to realize that Storm Troopers are extras in a highly cinematic world. They take a point of damage, they die. They don't even get to roll for defenses. Chances are, if you hit them, they die.

Furthermore, their armor doesn't seem to actually do much. The unarmored rebel soldiers seem to fair about as well as storm troopers in a blaster-fight. I think I'd just assume that stormtrooper armor is a light NBC suit or vacc suit, like others here have suggested. I know the lore tells us that Storm Troopers are teh ubar elite soldiers with teh awesomest armor and training and genetics evar, but what are you going to believe? The lore, or your own lying eyes?

Players will expect the armor to do so something (so a little DR is useful), but they'll cry foul as soon as the first storm trooper shrugs off a blaster bolt, whatever the lore says. So you either have to limit their armor, or do what I suggest at the beginning and make your own world unburdened by baggage
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Old 06-27-2009, 10:20 PM   #22
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Ewoks are man-eating hunters with surprisingly little fear of better-armed Stormtroopers. They are little cannibal Zulus. They were cute enough to inspire sympathy, but honestly, they are strictly scarier than Wookiees in a lot of ways.
Honestly, I think THIS is the right approach, rather than limiting the Imperial Stormtrooper armor, I would say that Ewoks have Luck as a Racial ability, thus, when 10 of them swarm an Imperial Stromtrooper, re-rolling and getting crits all over the place - whammo!

It's also about the only ay I believe the little suckers end up occupying the ecological niche they seem to fill on Endor, anyways.

Yub-Yub, indeed.
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Old 06-27-2009, 10:58 PM   #23
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Ok, I know this is not how they fought in the movies but alot of things in the movies are not the way they would fight in real life. If I were a group of ewoks trying to bring down storm troopers I'd ambush and swarm them. MY buddies would hold one down while I pulled off his helment and brained him and then we'd move along to the next one. We'd suffer some pretty heavy casualties but we'd kill stormies off to and combine that with all our traps which instead of rocks would be deadfalls and sink holes or rigged land slides allowing us to get close and grapple the Stormies would be the order of the day. That's how I would do it if I were an ewok anyway.
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Old 06-27-2009, 11:06 PM   #24
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E) Stormtroopers don't wear armor, they wear cheapo flimsy environmental suits that were built after some kind of no-bid contract
Quite true. When was the last time you saw a Trooper shrug off a hit with anything?
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Old 06-28-2009, 04:50 AM   #25
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I like the scary ewok solution - think furry goblins.
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Old 06-28-2009, 09:16 AM   #26
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A Rambo Ewok with a Thermal Detinator. ;)
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Old 06-28-2009, 07:32 PM   #27
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Default Re: How can an Ewok take out a Scout Trooper?

Its obvious that Star Wars defies logic, even in science fantasy, thats why the GURPS translations are hard... but it has been done.

You could do something more... logical perhaps. Star Trek conversion? :)
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Old 06-29-2009, 06:04 AM   #28
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Its obvious that Star Wars defies logic, even in science fantasy, thats why the GURPS translations are hard... but it has been done.

You could do something more... logical perhaps. Star Trek conversion? :)
In Star Trek, it's very difficult to explain why they don't use the transporter to create an army of Picards and take over the universe.
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Old 06-29-2009, 06:09 AM   #29
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In Star Trek, it's very difficult to explain why they don't use the transporter to create an army of Picards and take over the universe.
Ethics, i'd guess.

Also, I don't think Starfleet desires conquest.
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Old 06-29-2009, 08:07 AM   #30
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Ethics, i'd guess.

Also, I don't think Starfleet desires conquest.
Hey, if I were up against the Borg, I'd do it in a heartbeat.
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